Relief seen despite concerns over more Kyrene district layoffs

Economic conditions continue to worry Kyrene School District planners, but at least one glimmer of hope has buoyed their optimism. Dr. David Schauer addressed parents...

Kyrene OKs budget, gives staff first raise in 4 years

The Kyrene School District Governing Board unanimously approved its 2012-13 budget at a board meeting July 10. The board, made up of President Michelle Hirsch,...

The dangers of distracted driving

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and distracted driving is a huge factor. Sending one text message while driving is equivalent...

Star power dims with pair of recent losses

The departure of Andy Griffith early this month is kind of a biggie for me—watching The Andy Griffith Show after school with my brother...

Kyrene joins nationwide effort to improve study habits, boost test scores

As preparations get under way for upcoming tests this year, explorations into new study techniques are being examined to help students boost scores and...

Lease-back concept viewed for teachers

One more potential revenue-generator for the Kyrene School District is under study, focusing on a phased retirement plan that would lease retired employees back...

Smart lab yields smart kids

Keeping adolescent scholars engaged is a daily struggle for middle school teachers.

MCC promotes civic engagement

By Sally Mesarosh Mesa Community College student Amanda Fahy believes there’s more to a college education than just academics. This past semester she took time from her studies to volunteer at Care Partnership, a...

Rule vs exchange students draws ire

Two exchange students were denied the right to participate in May 19 graduation activities with fellow seniors at Marcos de Niza High School, according to a petition being circulated through auspices of an online organization known as iPetitions.com.

Schools roundtable discussion

Kyrene Elementary, Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High School districts will partner with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce to host a Superintendent Business Roundtable...
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